General Motors has debuted different full-sized electrical pickup motortruck successful the 2024 GMC Sierra EV, offering up to 640km of scope and 4309kg of towing capacity.
It features an 800V artillery battalion and tin beryllium charged astatine up to 350kW connected a DC accelerated charger and 19.2kW connected an AC charger.
GMC volition motorboat the Sierra EV archetypal successful flagship Denali Edition 1 guise, with US deliveries starting successful aboriginal 2024. It’s priced from US$107,000 earlier on-road costs (A$170,873), and comes modular with a trailering package.
The Denali Edition 1 produces 562kW of powerfulness and 1064Nm of torque successful Max Power mode, and besides boasts features seen connected the GMC Hummer EV similar four-wheel steering with a CrabWalk function.
The claimed 0-60mph (0-96km/h) clip is little than 4.5 seconds successful Max Power mode, portion payload is 590kg.
As with the Hummer EV, GMC volition subsequently rotation retired much affordable and apt little almighty variants, with the line-up acceptable to commencement astir US$50,000 (A$79,847). Only a dual-cab assemblage with a 180cm-long tub volition beryllium offered.
For reference, the Ford F-150 Lightning starts astatine US$51,974 (A$83,000), portion the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 is priced astatine US$112,595 (A$179,808) and the upcoming basal EV2 volition commencement astatine US$86,664 (A$138,398)
The Denali Edition 1 volition beryllium joined by the off-road-oriented AT4 and basal Elevation trims, launching for exemplary twelvemonth 2025. Specifications for these volition beryllium announced person to their launch.
The Sierra EV has a much premium positioning than the related Chevrolet Silverado EV, lacking a counterpart to the Chevy’s black-bumper fleet-spec WT that starts astatine US$41,595 and packs a 380kW/834Nm powertrain.
The Sierra EV volition beryllium built alongside the Silverado EV and GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV astatine GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck “Factory Zero” works and volition stock their Ultium underpinnings.
In summation to the GMC-exclusive CrabWalk function, which turns the rear wheels successful unison astatine the aforesaid space arsenic the beforehand wheels astatine debased speeds, there’s besides adaptive aerial suspension that tin little the conveyance by 50mm, a one-pedal driving function, regenerative braking, and trailering-capable Super Cruise.
The second allows hands-free driving connected much than 643,737km of compatible roads successful the US and Canada.
There are aggregate thrust modes including a My Mode, allowing the operator to set the steering, suspension, propulsion, dependable and powerfulness settings.
As with the Silverado EV and rival F-150 Lightning, there’s a beforehand footwear providing a lockable, weatherproof compartment.
The Onboard Power Station Pro allows the Sierra EV to service arsenic a mobile powerfulness root and output up to 10.2kW of power, allowing you to powerfulness appliances and tools and adjacent complaint different EV. There are 10 powerfulness outlets.
Down backmost there’s a caller MultiPro Midgate, allowing you to grow the tub to haul longer items. GMC says there’s inactive country for a rear-seat rider adjacent with this successful usage – the rear seats fold 60/40 – portion there’s a full of 274cm of retention betwixt the cab and the tailgate.
This expands to astir 335cm with the MultiPro Tailgate down.
While GMC for years produced mostly badge-engineered Chevrolet pickup trucks and SUVs, successful caller times its vehicles person been overmuch much distinguished from their bow-tie counterparts.
The Sierra EV is nary exception, with distinctive front- and rear-end styling and a wholly antithetic dashboard.
There’s a familial resemblance with the combustion-powered Sierra, peculiarly successful the headlights with their akin C-shaped LED daytime moving lights, but the beforehand is much smoothed-off.
Inside, the Sierra EV eschews the Silverado EV’s curved show with its 17-inch touchscreen, successful favour of an upright, portrait-oriented 16.8-inch screen. On this, you tin entree 14 disposable camera views.
It’s paired with an 11-inch integer instrumentality clump and a 14-inch head-up display.
Underpinned by GM’s Ultifi bundle platform, updates and apps tin beryllium downloaded implicit the air.
As befitting a Denali, there’s open-pore wood trim, with adjacent the wireless telephone charger featuring a wood veneer. It complements aluminium and etched stainless alloy trim, portion a panoramic fixed-glass extortion bathes the compartment successful light.
GMC says the Sierra EV’s interior “lays the instauration for the aboriginal of the brand”, truthful expect immoderate of these plan elements to filter done the remainder of the range.
The Silverado EV volition beryllium delivered to customers first, starting successful the 2nd 4th of 2023. The GMC Hummer EV is presently sold out.